P rofound Teachers P owerful Tools from   2 2
These sites have the ability to produce terrific effects
1973  $100 Bloomingdales Chestnut Hill Mall
2011  $499 On-line anywhere
Their creators have far reaching intellectual depth and insight
Stephen Wolfram TED talk: Computing a theory of everything <ul><li>Founder and CEO of  Wolfram Research </li></ul><ul><li>...
<ul><li>Professor of global health at Sweden's  Karolinska Institute   </li></ul><ul><li>Creator of  Trendalyzer  which wa...
&quot;One of the great tragedies of the current computer revolution is the widespread expectation that every piece of soft...
Wolfram Alpha “ Millions of lines of code, terabytes of data and 10,000 servers” (at its launch)
A new way to explore   our world
Are you   up   for the challenge?
References <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Gapminder World Map 2010:  http://www.gapminder.org/downloads/gapminder-world-...
References page 2 <ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Hans Rosling on BBC:  http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = jbkSRLYSojo&fea...
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Wolfram|Alpha and Gapminder

  1. 1. P rofound Teachers P owerful Tools from 2 2
  2. 2. These sites have the ability to produce terrific effects
  3. 3. 1973 $100 Bloomingdales Chestnut Hill Mall
  4. 4. 2011 $499 On-line anywhere
  5. 5. Their creators have far reaching intellectual depth and insight
  6. 6. Stephen Wolfram TED talk: Computing a theory of everything <ul><li>Founder and CEO of Wolfram Research </li></ul><ul><li>Creator of Mathematica and a New Kind of Science </li></ul><ul><li>Creator of Wolfram|Alpha </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Professor of global health at Sweden's Karolinska Institute </li></ul><ul><li>Creator of Trendalyzer which was sold to Google in 2007 </li></ul><ul><li>Co-founder of Doctors without Borders , Sweden </li></ul>Hans Rosling BBC: 200 Countries, 200 Years, 4 Minutes- The Joy of Stats
  8. 8. &quot;One of the great tragedies of the current computer revolution is the widespread expectation that every piece of software should be easy to use.” - John Sviokla Harvard Business Review , May 8, 2009
  9. 9. Wolfram Alpha “ Millions of lines of code, terabytes of data and 10,000 servers” (at its launch)
  10. 10. A new way to explore our world
  11. 11. Are you up for the challenge?
  12. 12. References <ul><li>Images </li></ul><ul><li>Gapminder World Map 2010: http://www.gapminder.org/downloads/gapminder-world-map/ </li></ul><ul><li>Hangin in the Hammock: http://www.shutter13.com/index.php?s=hammock </li></ul><ul><li>Niagara Falls: http://www.flickr.com/photos/orbitaljoe/4893206133/sizes/m/in/photostream/ </li></ul><ul><li>Surviving the Auburn Century: http://www.loshombres.org/californication/2005/09/surviving-auburn-century.html </li></ul><ul><li>Toroweap: http://www.nps.gov/archive/grca/photos/ </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfram|Alpha diagram: http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>TI SR 10: http://www.vintagecalculators.com/html/texas_instruments_sr-10.html </li></ul><ul><li>IPad2: www.apple.com </li></ul><ul><li>Quotes </li></ul><ul><li>John Sviokla: http://blogs.hbr.org/sviokla/2009/05/wolfram_alpha_vs_google_power.html </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfram|Alpha: http://blog.stephenwolfram.com/ </li></ul>
  13. 13. References page 2 <ul><li>Videos </li></ul><ul><li>Hans Rosling on BBC: http:// www.youtube.com/watch?v = jbkSRLYSojo&feature =related </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen Wolfram TED talk: http://www.tubechop.com/watch/151131 </li></ul><ul><li>Websites </li></ul><ul><li>GapminderWorld: http:// www.gapminder.org </li></ul><ul><li>Wolfram|Alpha: http:// www.wolframalpha.com </li></ul>

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